Seattle Parks Message to SMPA on the Pickleball Pilot Program
A lot of you have been asking:
- When did the Seattle Outdoor Pickleball Pilot Program End?
- Was it deemed successful by the city?
- Will we get more courts lined?
We finally have an official answer. Karimah Edwards, the Seattle City Project Manager for the pickleball pilot program, released the following statement regarding the status of the program:
The Seattle Parks and Recreation’s (SPR) pickleball pilot project led by the Planning and Development Division ended October 31, 2018. The study included the striping of multiple pilot sites across the city, site visits, input from players, staff and community members via meetings, emails and an online survey. SPR received substantial feedback about the pickleball community’s excitement and gratitude for the pilot program. There was also a great deal of desire expressed for dedicated pickleball courts. A report will be available in January 2019.
SPR will be working internally to determine next steps that include assessing the potential for additional court striping projects and the feasibility of dedicated courts.
We look forward to the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department's January report.